Kevin Knodell is a journalist that covers conflict, culture, and crime. His work has appeared at Playboy, The Week, Vice, Soldier of Fortune, The News Tribune, and others. He's a former contributing editor at and writes the Acts of Valor comic series for Naval History magazine. He lives in Tacoma, Washington.

Articles by Kevin Knodell

Smedley Butler with War is a Racket

Smedley Butler, USMC

By Kevin Knodell and Kelly Swann
August 2019
A graphic-arts recounting of the career of a Marine Corps legend: the highly decorated—and highly controversial—“Old Gimlet Eye.”
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Lewis C. Shepard, U.S. Navy

By Kevin Knodell and Kelly Swann
February 2019
Graphic artistry brings to life one of the most versatile and impressive Civil War careers—that of a man who fought heroically on land and sea, both as soldier and sailor.

Douglas Munro, USCG

By Kevin Knodell and Kelly Swann
October 2018
Graphic artistry brings to life the inspiring World War II story of the signalman first class who became the only Coast Guardsman to ear the Medal of Honor.

Books by Kevin Knodell